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James Gift

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Administration


Mr. Gift moved to Arkansas in 2003 to help take care of my grandmother and have been in the state ever since. He graduated from UCA in 2007 after which he lived and worked in Little Rock and Conway. In 2018 he entered law school to seek greater professional challenges. During his first year he met Amy Clay-Thomas and the two became friends and later, law partners.

Upon graduating 4th in his class Mr. Gift moved to Hardy and with Ms. Clay-Thomas opened Spring River Law. Mr. Gift brings experience beyond just a knowledge of the law. He worked in several industries and clerked at firms before and during law school giving him a unique background suited practicing law in a rural area. He strives to bring the knowledge and experience he gained working for larger law firms to the area, but still treat the clients as people not just cases.


  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D. – 2021
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Law Review: UALR Law Review, Articles Editor, 2020 – 2021

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2021


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2021 to Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2022 to Present

Current Position

  • Partner